Sunday 18 October 2020



CHURCH SERVICES at AYR ST COLUMBA will be held at 10am and 11.15am, these services will last for approximately 30 minutes.

BOOKING You are encouraged to register a place ahead of Sunday. Please call Irene on 01292 265794 ANY morning between 9.30am and 12 noon; or email on All messages received will be acknowledged, please do not hesitate to be in touch if they are not.

RECORDING OF SERVICES The Sunday Worship Service will be recorded and uploaded to the website and to our Church Facebook page. The link will allow you to watch the Service via our YouTube channel on your smart phone, iPad, Laptop or smart TV.

SERMONS ONLINE:   The text and an audio tape of the sermon for this week is available on the Sermons Tab on the website  and the Recorded Service is available on the Worship Service tab


We extend our deepest and most sincere sympathies to Margaret and the family on the passing of Robin Doncaster earlier this week. An ordained Elder and stalwart Choir member, Robin will be sorely missed. The funeral service will take place in Church on Tuesday 20th October at 1.30pm. Due to restrictions only a few family and close friends are able to attend the service but many members and friends have asked for details of Robin’s service to enable them to pay their respects on Midton Road by the Church – you are most welcome.

Our most sincere condolences are extended to the family of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Brown of St Leonard’s Road. The funeral service will be held at Ayr Cemetery at 12.30pm on Monday 19 October.  

WE continue to pray for all our members and friends who are ill at home and in hospital, for our bereaved families and for the Ministers who are closely involved in their pastoral care.

THE OCTOBER PRAYER CALENDAR for week THREE is available on the website.

COLUMBA NEWS Elders are asked to uplift their Columba News and where appropriate FWO envelopes at the following times: Wednesday 21st October 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm; Thursday 22nd October 11.00 am – 12.00 noon; Friday 23rd October 11.00 am – 12.00 noon; Sunday 25th October 10.30 am – 12.00 noon

FLOWERS: we are indebted to our Flower Convenor Anne (Drennan) and her team for the beautiful arrangements that are gracing the Sanctuary. If you know of anyone who might benefit from some Church flowers or if you are able to deliver please speak to the Minister or Irene.

DIAL-A-SERMON   It is now possible to access Scott’s Sunday Sermon by using your

telephone; no internet is required.   All you need do is call 01292 851074.  

The call is charged according to your landline or mobile phone package.  

PLEASE do not hesitate to let us know of anyone unwell or struggling at this time.

Irene – 265794

THANK YOU – a huge thank you to members who have continued to collect their 20’s and coppers for our Charities.

20’s IN THE PEWS: Please continue to save your 20’s – we will provide a very large collecting jar when we all return to Church.

MARY’S MEALS: likewise your coppers for Mary’s Meals – there will always be a great need to help.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of L&W will be hand delivered until we return to normal! If you do not subscribe but would like more information please contact the Life & Work Convenor – Hazel Steele on Tel. 861631

OFFERINGS: During this time when the Church building access is restricted, members may be considering how they can continue to give offerings to the Church. You can contact the Treasurer (01292 443271), the Session Clerk or the Church Secretary (both at 01292 265794).

FOOD BANK: Please remember our Food Bank.  They are working to capacity under very severe hygiene and distancing regulations to meet this growing need. Extra food items can be left at a number of stores around Ayr. (Asda; Tesco, Sainsbury and the Co-op – to name a few). Monetary donations by cheque – made out to South Ayrshire Foodbank and send to the Foodbank at New Life Church, 62 Monkton Road, Prestwick. KA9 2PA or you can contact the Foodbank on 0759907114.

FACEBOOK – THIS IS FREE – there is no cost in using this service. You do not require a FB account to access the Church FB page. Something new will be uploaded every day.

DAILY PRAYING   May I recommend the website which offers a daily 10 minute reflection with music, Scripture and help with sensitive praying.    It will help you reflect on the day.  You can listen first thing in the morning, during the day or towards last thing at night.  Often, I find them very peaceful, though they differ each day.     Scott 

Books for the journey………

Marcus Borg                The Heart of Christianity

                                      Days of Awe and Wonder:  How to be a Christian in the 21st century

Rowan Williams          Luminaries:  Twenty lives that illuminate the Christian way    SPCK

Thomas à Kempis       The Imitation of Christ

Anthony De Mello      Seek God Everywhere

Esther De Waal           Seeking God

Also, you can sign up for the daily meditations of Fr Richard Rohr, Centre for Action and Contemplation.

Meditative daily worship with readings, music and prayers are available from:

SPOTLIGHT ON FAITH – Revd. Dr. Scott McKenna in conversation with Iain Stewart of Edinburgh Inter Faith Association.